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2nd Asset Protection Lecture Series and ASIS National Convention in Cebu City

All roads lead to Cebu City on November 27, 28, and 29 as SecurityMatters Magazine, in partnership with ASIS International – Philippine Chapter, presents the biggest gathering of security and protection professionals – the 2nd Asset Protection Lecture Series (APLS) and the ASIS International – Philippines National Convention.

The three-day event, which will be held at the Parklane International Hotel, is set to cover the widest possible scope of security-related issues and concerns and include as many key industry subject areas as possible to give delegates an opportunity to learn current trends and challenges, and the chance to network with established individuals in various industries. Every security, safety and asset protection officers are invited to join the events and become members of ASIS International local chapter.

The Events

The APLS VisMin Edition, is the second leg of the Asset Protection Lecture Series (APLS) of SecurityMatters, following the success of the Metro Manila Edition held last April 18 to 20 at The Bayleaf Intramuros.

The 2nd Asset Protection Lecture Series is a definitive guide on the fundamentals of asset protection. Delegates are expected to learn from the best of the best in the security profession, as the two-day seminar boasts a line-up of seasoned Certified Protection Professionals (CPP) as lecturers and speakers. The program is also designed as a review course for those aspiring to become ASIS International CPPs.

The ASIS International – Philippine Chapter National Convention, meanwhile, covers a breadth of subject matters revolving around the security industry. It is a comprehensive showcase of the synthesis of knowledge among security and protection professionals. It is an avenue for industry experts, thought leaders, and enthusiasts to discuss and share new ideas and skills on a broad spectrum of topics.


An impressive roster of speakers and lecturers will grace the two events, including former DILG Secretary Rafael M. Alunan III, who will deliver the National Convention’s keynote address.

Other distinguished speakers for the convention include Col. Dencio Acop, (Ret.) CPP, Chairman of ASIS International Philippine Chapter; Ace Esmeralda, CPP, CSP, CCSM, President and Managing Director of Ace And Associate Risk Management Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of SecurityMatters Magazine; Joel Jesus Supan, CEO of Stonewall Security Concepts & Consulting Services and author of “The Art and Science of Security”; Clarence Martinez, Security Manager and Port Facility Security Officer  of Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, (Cebu) Incorporated; Bing Mendezona, VP for Security of Aboitiz Equity Ventures; Danny Pineda, CSP, CIHS, CSMS, CCSM, President of the Accommodation Establishment Security and Safety Coordinating Council, Inc; and P/DGen Edgardo Aglipay (Ret.), President of EMME Security Services, Inc.

For APLS, the notable line-up of lecturers include Col. Mateo Luga, (Ret.) CPP, of Risk Management Inc; Mario Manipol, CPP, ASIS Chapter Secretary and Sentinel Integrated Services, Inc; Oscar Astilla, CPP, PSP of Ace And Associates, Inc; Ace Esmeralda, CPP; and Col. Dencio Acop (Ret.), CPP.


The APLS and ASIS National Convention have garnered a number of generous sponsors who believe in the advancement of security and professionalism nationwide.

Platinum Sponsor: Ace And Associates Inc. (AAA), a premier independent risk management consultancy firm that provides holistic security management services to varied industries. AAA also assisted ASIS Chapter and SecurityMatters in the formulation of the lectures and mock exams for APLS.

Gold Sponsors: Security Bank, cited as the Strongest Bank in the Philippines by the Asian Banker 500 (AB500) 2012 has been a supporter of SecurityMatters Magazine for years; EMME Security Group, one of the largest security services providers in the country; Everbest Security Agency Corporation, a top-notch security agency with excellent track record in delivering quality security services; and National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), a fully private corporation that operates and maintains the country’s power transmission network.

Silver Sponsors: Grandeur Security & Service Corporation and Sentinel Integrated Services, Incorporated.

Participating Companies

Various companies have already signed up their key security officers and directors for both APLS and ASIS National Convention. These include Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, (Cebu) Incorporated (THICI); Electronic Security Systems Corporation (ESSCOR); and Lexmark Philippines. Resorts World Manila is sending their Asst Vice President of Safety & Security to the events.

Other attendees come from Royal Security Agency Inc., Grandeur Security & Service Corporation, Security Bank, Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc., Homeland Security Strategies, JPMorgan & Chase Co., NGCP, Chittick Inc., Cafe Security and Investigation Agency, Inc., Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Tamaraw Security Group, Panglao Bluewater Beach Resort, Manila Doctors Hospital, Marilag Professional Security Services, Inc., M. Lhuillier Farms, SCG Paper Public Company Ltd., Global Business Power Corp., Panay Energy Development Corp., Toledo Power Company, Smart Communications Inc., and Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort. SecurityMatters foresee more companies and individuals registering on site next week.

If you wish to take part in these events, you may contact the secretariat at +63922 8019868 or send an email to

To download the Registration form, please click here SMM ASIS APLS Cebu Regform DL.

For Sponsorship Packages, please click here SMM ASIS APLS Mktg kit DLl.

Below are the Programs of Asset Protection Lecture Series and ASIS National Convention.

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